A fourth generation BBYO member from Memphis, who is the current president of Rose Belz Kriger BBG, has taken her love for the youth organization one step farther - joining BBYO's International Teen Board as new International Sh'licha (vice president of Jewish Heritage) for the 2015-16 programming year.
BBYO Community Engagement Fellow Ryan Ladd witnessed the Student Government Legislative Assembly at The University of Texas at Austin reject a bill calling for the university to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, as a part of the global BDS movement.
This year, BBYO Keystone Mountain Region member Jeremy Witchel had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other people from Auschwitz to Birkenau to honor and remember the millions who did not survive this death march during World War II.
“Thank you for changing my life.” That’s what my new Ukrainian friend, Juli Kovaliova, said to me during our last embrace. In a moment filled with the purest sense of emotion, I did not know how to respond. All I could think to say was, “No, thank you. Thank you for changing my life.”